Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Weekly Village Update 8.26.21


Chamber News
Town of Blowing Rock Mask Mandate
On Tuesday, August 24th the Blowing Rock Town Council held an emergency meeting to discuss COVID-19. In this meeting Council voted 5-0 to make face masks mandatory within town limits while indoors in an public facility (retail, restaurants, office, etc.).

The State of Emergency Declaration requiring Face Masks to be worn indoors in public buildings will begin Friday, August 27th at 5:00pm and will remain effect until further notice.

Upcoming Activities & Meetings
  • Blowing Rock Farmers Market - Today from 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Art in the Park - September 11th from 10am - 5pm
  • Concerts in the Park - September 12th from 4pm-6pm
AppHealthCare Covid-19 Update
Your free COVID-19 vaccine comes with more than peace of mind: A $25 Summer Card to cover your time and transportation. To get a vaccine with us, you can either schedule an appointment by calling our clinic locations, Alleghany (336) 372-5641, Ashe (336) 246-9449, Watauga (828) 264-4995 and pressing 2 or by walk-in Monday through Friday 8:00 to 4:00pm.

Food Hub Pick Up in Blowing Rock
The High Country Food Hub is excited to announce their first Satellite Pickup Location at the Blowing Rock Farmer's Market, launching on Thursday, September 2, from 3-6pm on Park Ave. Order from local farms on the online marketplace by Monday, August 30 at highcountryfoodhub.org and be sure to select Thursday pickup at the Blowing Rock Farmer's Market in your account overview. Delivering fresh, local food to your community! Contact: Katie Ferrell at katie@brwia.org with questions. See you at the market! 
Community Calendar Dates & Photos
We need public event and meeting dates for the 2022 Blowing Rock Community Calendar! Send event information by October 1.
Photos are also being accepted for inclusion. This year's image theme is buildings: whether they are historical or simply unique to Blowing Rock. Final images are selected based on quality and aesthetic variety. All images must be horizontal, high resolution, and printable to at least 10.5" x 8". If you'd like to submit an image for consideration, send by September 15.
All event dates and image submissions go to amanda@visitblowingrock.com.
Infrastructure & Jobs Act
The Senate recently voted—with overwhelming bipartisan approval—to pass the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The legislation will now head to the House for consideration. In North Carolina, this would provide significant funding for federal-aid highway apportioned programs, public transportation, bridge replacement and repairs, broadband coverage, and more.
Member News
New Member: Lemonade for Change
The mission of Atlas Brown, 8-year entrepreneur, is to use 100% of the profits of her lemonade sales to go toward creating brighter futures for Watauga County’s homeless. Atlas is featured in this week’s The Blowing Rocket

Storybook Looks Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, August 19th.
Appalachian Outfitters Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday, August 24th.
CCC & TI Free Webinar
Free CCC&TI Small Business Center Webinar, Sept. 14, 9am: Don’t Miss This Official Grow With Google Marketing Webinar Designed to Grow Your Business in 2021!

Now more than ever, businesses and nonprofits need to know how to reach and engage with customers online - to continue to generate leads, make sales, and grow revenue. Led by Grow With Google Speaker and Trainer Demming Bass, this is a “can’t miss” webinar customized for local businesses and nonprofits including additional ideas and strategies on how to market online in a post-pandemic world.

As a bonus, ALL ATTENDEES will receive up to $150 in Google Matching Ad Credit (first-time users only) to immediately market their business with the lessons they learn and apply. In this webinar, you will learn how to:
- Create a free Google My Business profile and how to engage with customers
- Improve your website’s visibility in Google’s organic search results, on all devices
- Implement simple, but effective, best practices for content marketing, social media marketing, and email marketing
- especially during the COVID-19 crisis
- Advertise your business through Google via Smart Campaigns (and the perfect ad formula)

Attendees will walk away with free tools, a proven plan, and messaging strategies they can implement in their marketing immediately - no matter their level of marketing "know-how" or expertise. But hurry! Spots are limited and will go fast.

Hunger Co. Fall Blast
Saturday, September 25th

Mark your calendars for this years Fall Blast! This beloved clay tournament event is happening again in 2021 and we are so excited to host participants from last year as well as new ones.
Held at the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain Club participants can enjoy a Shotgun Style tournament with 12 stations nestled in the woods of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Breakfast and lunch will be provided as well as a wine social after the event. Stick around for fun prizes as well as a silent auction.

To find out more and register your team, click here.
High Country Caregivers Motown Night
Tuesday, September 14th

We are always very excited about our flagship annual fundraiser “A Night at Chetola.” This event, held lakeside at Chetola Resort features a five course meal, open bar, silent auction, and live music/dancing entertainment.
For 2021, the live music is generously provided by the award-winning 8-piece Motown band, “The Business.”

To learn more about this event and to register, click here.
Tennis Tournament
Tennis Tournament 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Doubles, Round robin style
32 Entries available!
Entry Fee includes Happy Hour
$75 for DVAC Members and $100 for Non-Members
Round Robin: Participants will register themselves individually and will NOT play with the same doubles partners all day. Instead, participants will play with a variety of doubles partners according to their approximate skill levels.
Happy Hour on the Deer Valley pool deck
5-7 PM
Non-Player Entry Fee for Happy Hour: $50
Happy Hour is included with the Tennis Tournament entry, but non-tennis player supporters are encouraged to join us for wine and beer, heavy hors d'ouevres provided by High Country Greek, live music by Those 3 Guys Band, and a silent auction.

Artist in Residence
This month, Our State Magazine includes Edgewood Cottage in a feature on educational travel experiences. The description connected the history of the cottage to its current programming: "The history of Edgewood Cottage as a space for cultivating new and emerging artists goes back to 1895, when Daingerfield began teaching the 'Paintin' Ladies,' students from the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, during the summer."
Artists in Residence continues, a daily event to recommend! This week's Artists in Residence is David Collins, Landscapes, Plein Air & Acrylics In Studio. Having contracted polio as a young child, David passed time drawing, coloring, constructing and painting with watercolor. In addition to street art in Lakeland, FL, David offers plein air landscapes and studio acrylics.
Artists in Residence at Edgewood Cottage continues through September 19 and is open every day.
More events and updates can be found on our online calendar.

To submit your news to our weekly newsletter, email Suzy@BlowingRock.com by Wednesday.

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